Ethel was born on February 18, 1932, to the late James and Dora (Baker) Shearer in Bula, TX. She graduated from Portales High School and married the love of her life, Lloyd Hitt on April 14, 1951, in Portales. Ethel will be remembered for her servant’s heart. She touched many lives through her giving of her time and talents. One of those talents was cooking and serving others. She was an active member of Monterey Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting, playing cards, and fellowship with the Keenagers.
Ethel was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, and two sisters.
She is survived by a son, Roger Hitt and wife, Diane of Lubbock; a daughter, Sharon Blackmon of Justin; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and sister, Linda Gregory and husband, Ronnie of Garland.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested in memory of Ethel Hitt to the Walter Hoving Home, 40 Walter Hoving Road, Garrison, NY 10524.